Assyrians & Uruatri
Shalmaneser I in ca. 1275 B.C. conquered
Uruatriís eight lands and their forces, sacked fifty-
one cities, imposed tribute on the inhabitants, and
carried off young men to Ashur as hostages.
The names of the lands indicate it was an area
centered around Lake Van even at this early date.
The people called themselves Biainili (var. Biainli)
or Nairi (Assyrian for rivers) and worshipped the
god Haldi (Khaldi) and other gods during at least
the later kingdom.
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